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Russell Westbrook won't play for Team USA this summer
Russell Westbrook won't play for Team USA this summer

USA Basketball says Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook will not participate this summer so he can rest some previous knee injuries. Chairman Jerry Colangelo says Tuesday that USA Basketball had been communicating with Westbrook since the end of the season and knew his withdrawal was a possibility. The Americans will begin training camp July 28 in Las Vegas, a month before the World Cup of Basketball opens in Spain. Westbrook was a member of the Americans' gold medal-winning teams at the 2010 World Championship and 2012 Olympics. He has had multiple knee operations since, though he was able to help the Thunder reach the Western Conference finals. Colangelo says in a statement that...

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